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Gerrard admits to being ‘blown away’ by Liverpool’s team of ‘monsters’

Steven Gerrard admits he has been ‘blown away’ by the current Liverpool side and has praised the mental strength of Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders.

After winning the Champions League last season and finishing as runners-up with a record points total, Liverpool have improved once more domestically this season to close in on a first league title in three decades.

The Merseyside club have enjoyed a record-breaking start to the league campaign to open up an unprecedented 25-point advantage over nearest challengers Manchester City, whilst further silverware has been added in the form of the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup.

Rangers boss Gerrard has been keeping a keen eye on the progress of his former side in recent seasons, and believes the mental strength of the Reds sets them apart from any of the sides he played in at Anfield.

“They’ve been phenomenal for a few years now,” Gerrard told Sky Sports. “Last year they were unlucky not to be champions.

“That was down to how good Manchester City were. But they just seem to be getting better and stronger every single year.

“The one key thing that’s blown me away compared to when I played is the mental strength across the board.

“We used to have some real good professionals and really mentally strong players within our squad.

“But it seems as if from No.1 in the squad to player 26, mentally they’re all monsters and they’re all on the same page.”

Gerrard added that he believes the club’s current success is just the start of a successful era at Liverpool, and admits he is excited at the prospect of a golden period of silverware on Merseyside.

“To have a squad that’s got that mentality, I’m really excited to watch them in the coming years as well,” he added.

“They’ve got a fantastic opportunity to become a very successful Liverpool team and that’s what we all want as Liverpool fans.”

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See also – Gerrard names the two players that got the ‘best’ out of him at Liverpool

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